Raising the Standard of Dentistry
The organization known as the Winnipeg Dental Society (WDS), is governed by a constitution and a code of ethics. The constitution was adopted February 9th, 1956. The code of ethics is identical to that of the Canadian Dental Association. A copy of the constitution is available for download here (PDF format).
The mission statement of the WDS is to raise the standard of dental science, practice, art and literature, and to promote among dentists mutual improvements and good fellowship.
The WDS consists of active, honorary and life members. Active members are dentists who are legally and ethically practicing their profession and who have paid their annual dues. Honorary members shall be elected from outside the profession, and would be someone who has made a valuable contribution to the science or art of dentistry, or has rendered important services to the profession. Honorary members may also be elected from inside the profession if the society wishes to honour a particular member. Honorary members do not hold office, are non-voting and do not pay dues. Life members shall be elected from active members, and shall be exempt from all dues. Life and Honorary members shall be selected in the following manner. They must be nominated in writing by a member, be considered by the executive, and be elected at a general meeting.